I just called to say, “I love you”
Your boss might not be the most powerful person in the world, but they have a certain level of power over you. That’s you should always be mindful of what you do and say around them. You don’t want to embarrass yourself and drunk-dial them at 4 AM on a workday. That’ll only make you look like a total weirdo.
But that’s exactly what this weirdo did. The next day, he tried to lie about the drunk dial by saying he accidentally called him at such an ungodly hour. Yeah, as if that makes it any better. Thankfully, that wasn’t grounds for termination, but he unwillingly put himself on the boss’ radar from that day on.